The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s rejection of an airline’s request for a waiver of pricing commitments, ordering that they be reviewed (Lufthansa)

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is a joint founder member of Star Alliance, the largest global airline alliance. In addition to the Star Alliance Agreement, Lufthansa concluded with Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) a bilateral alliance agreement, a marketing and sales agreement, and a bilateral joint venture agreement. Lufthansa also concluded five agreements at different times with Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. (LOT): a reciprocal codeshare agreement, a special prorate agreement, a strategic cooperation agreement, an incentive programme framework agreement, and the Miles and More cooperation agreement. After all these agreements were in place, Lufthansa acquired control of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. This last operation was notified to and reviewed by the EC under the EUMR. When

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)

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Philip Bentley, Jacques Buhart, Mai Muto, The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s rejection of an airline’s request for a waiver of pricing commitments, ordering that they be reviewed (Lufthansa), 16 May 2018, e-Competitions May 2018, Art. N° 89761

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